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Annual Report - Achievements & Challenges
Outcome Performance ReportAchievements & ChallengesStrategic DirectionsPerformance InformationResources

Major Achievements

  • More than 200,000 aged care places in operation in Australia.
  • Established a range of new dementia services and increased respite services for carers of frail older Australians.
  • Developed enhanced prudential arrangements and a repayment guarantee scheme for aged care residents’ accommodation bonds.
  • Developed policy and program initiatives to respond to incidents of physical and sexual abuse of older people living in residential aged care facilities.

Challenges

  • Delayed completion of a national trial of the new aged care funding instrument.
  • Incomplete negotiations on a new process to assess residents of serviced apartments within retirement villages to determine their eligibility for GST-free treatment of accommodation and service charges.

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